The Trustees of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation have elected Elizabeth Alexander to be the Foundation’s next President, effective March 2018. Alexander will succeed Earl Lewis, who has served as President since 2013.
Branka Arsić Receives MLA's James Russell Lowell Prize for Bird Relics: Grief and Vitalism in Thoreau
The Modern Language Association of America today announced it is awarding its forty-eighth annual James Russell Lowell Prize to Branka Arsić for her book Bird Relics: Grief and Vitalism in Thoreau, published by Harvard University Press. The prize is awarded annually for an outstanding book—a literary or linguistic study, a critical edition of an important work, or a critical biography—written by a member of the association.
Dennis Tenen Receives Research Fellowship at the Center for Digital Cultures at Leuphana University, Germany
After fifteen years of teaching at Columbia, Professor Susan Crane is retiring this Fall, leaving behind an exceptionally close group of colleagues in her field and a generation of new scholars in medieval studies inspired by her work and teaching. “Her intellectual legacy here at Columbia and in the field more broadly will continue to inform cutting-edge research for years to come, not only in the areas of romance and courtly culture, for which she is perhaps best known, but also in the areas of animal studies and ecological philosophy,” says colleague Eleanor Johnson.